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New SAW solution from Miller

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Miller Electric Mfg. Co., a leading worldwide manufacturer of arc welding equipment, has introduced the new SubArc Portable Welding System, a self-contained, ready-to-weld system that can be easily positioned and adapted to meet the needs of the application.

SAW applications

Built to provide exceptional flexibility in submerged arc welding (SAW) applications – including those found in pressure vessel, pipe fabrication, construction and manufacturing – the SubArc Portable Welding System contains the power source, column and boom on a mobile platform. The result is a compact, turnkey SAW solution.

The new offering is designed for use with the SubArc Digital Series power sources from Miller, a lineup that includes DC power source models ranging from 650 - 1250 amps, and an AC/DC model offering 1000 - 1250 amps.

Miller comments

“Because this system is on wheels, this unique product offering provides great flexibility and mobility for customers who need the ability to adapt their positioning equipment to various SAW application requirements,” said Kevin Kari, Market Segment Manager, Sub Arc Solutions Group, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. “This easy-to-adjust system saves time and helps customers maximise the productivity and efficiency benefits of the SAW process.”

Equipment and application

In many shop environments, the SAW application involves restricted space or confined parameters, which makes equipment flexibility a necessity. With built-in fork pockets and caster wheels, the SubArc Portable Welding System provides mobility options to move the entire system to the workpiece.

In addition, easy positioning of the weld head to the point of the weld on the workpiece is possible through use of an integrated motorised column, manual telescoping boom, cross slides and 360o column rotation. This contributes to the system’s ability to reach where the weld is needed.

The system’s flexibility accommodates workpieces of various heights and sizes. The motorised column with pendant control provides 44 in. of vertical travel, and the manual telescoping boom provides 31 in. of horizontal travel. The manual cross slides provide fine vertical and horizontal torch adjustment.

The SubArc portable welding system packages are turnkey systems that include the following components:

  • Portable column and boom.
  • SubArc digital power source.
  • SubArc interface digital and control cable.
  • SubArc wire drive 400 digital low voltage.
  • 25 lbs capacity flux hopper with valve.
  • 60 lbs wire reel and spool support assembly.
  • OBT 600 torch for the SubArc 650 digital system or OBT 1200 torch for both SubArc 1000 digital systems.
  • Wire straightener.
  • Manual cross slides.

With a team of welding professionals dedicated to submerged arc welding, Miller designs and integrates the solution that best meets the needs of the customer’s application – and offers support following installation.

Edited from source by Stephanie Roker

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